Istanbul (IP) - The Iranian Foreign Minister expressed his satisfaction about today's talks in Istanbul and said: "I hope that the relations between Iran and Turkey will move forward in the direction of strategic relations considered by the leaders of the two countries."

Iran PressAsia: Turkey’s foreign minister met his Iranian counterpart on Friday in Istanbul, according to diplomatic sources.

The meeting between Mevlut Cavusoglu and Mohammad Javad Zarif at Dolmabahce Office was also attended by Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, the sources added.

At the end of the trip, Zarif said: "It was necessary to hold important talks between Iran and Turkey on bilateral relations as well as regional issues to protect the relations between the two countries."

He said: "We discussed bilateral economic, political, and regional cooperation, as well as consular issues between the two countries."

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also announced that the two sides discussed various bilateral political relations issues, the date and agenda of the Joint Economic Commission, and other strategies for developing trade relations.

Fight against terrorism and developments in Syria were among the other topics were discussed.